Student Ambassador Forum

This Action Forum provides a consultative assembly for those staff from AccessHE Member HEIs working with and/or responsible for Student Ambassadors. For more information or to join the mailing list for this group, please contact us.

Forum Chair: Amanda Cudby, WP Outreach Coordinator, University of Sussex

Objectives

  • To exchange and develop good practice.
  • To maximise opportunities for collaboration, partnerships, networking and information sharing.
  • To provide opportunities to support the development of student ambassadors’ skills sets.

Pre 2018-19

The Forum held the 2018 Student Ambassador Conference, developed an employability resource to help ambassadors identify and articulate the skills they are developing in their roles, updated the AccessHE Student Ambassador Handbook template and Ambassador Training Standards, shared good practice in ambassador recruitment and training strategies, and continues to run an active Jiscmail list for questions and feedback.

2019 and beyond

Five HE institutions involved with the Forum are participating in a student ambassador training and development programme, centred on skills development and employability and strongly aligned to Office for Students’ HE provider targets on student outcomes and progression. We continue to share best practice, invite external speakers and work on other collaborative projects throughout the academic year and beyond.

2019-20 meetings